From June 25 to 29, the 11th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering took place in Los Angeles, California. The theme of this year’s conference was integrating science, engineering, & policy. “11NCEE is the U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering. It is hosted by the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) every 4 years in conjunction with federal and local partners.
This milestone conference brings together professionals from a broad range of disciplines: architecture, civil and structural engineering, seismology, geology, geophysics, geotechnical engineering, business, public policy, the social sciences, regional planning, emergency response, and regulation.” On June 28, GEM’s Vitor Silva, Seismic Risk Coordinator, was awarded the 2017 Shah Family Innovation Prize by EERI, which “rewards younger professionals and academics for creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit in the field of earthquake risk mitigation and management.”